I love this time of the year, well actually, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love this time of the year. Everything about it is so festive, we’ve got Halloween at the end of this month, then Bonfire Night and then of course Christmas and New Year! All that means there is a hell of a lot of things to do this month, so I’ve put together a list of some of the things that I’m really looking forward to doing and it’ll hopefully give you some ideas of what to do too.
Pick your own pumpkins
I say every single year that I want to go and pick my own pumpkin but I literally never get the chance to go so I haven’t been and picked my own pumpkin since I was about 12. I’ve had a ring around this year & I’ve found a local place that still currently had fields of pumpkins so I’ve set the date for this week and now I’m really looking forward to going! It’s definitely going to get me in the mood for Halloween, especially when we’re carving them. Since it’s not that long till Halloween now, make sure you do ring ahead if you’re planning on picking your own pumpkin because they usually are all gone by now to be honest.
Throw a Halloween themed get together
Normally Halloween for me is just taking the kids out trick or treating and then getting the family round for a cosy night in, but this year I’m planning on making a bit more of an effort. I’ve been searching Pinterest a lot and found sooo many fun things to do just to add a little bit of Halloween to our usual night in.
Warm Autumn/Winter bakes are definitely my favourite to make, apple pies, chocolate brownies, pumpkin cheesecakes – the lot. I just love it. Find yourself some amazing Autumn inspired recipes on Pinterest and get baking. I’ve already got this recipe written down and I can’t even express how much I am looking forward to making it. Don’t forget to share what you make with me too!
Celebrate bonfire night
If you saw my bonfire night post last year, you will know that it’s quite special to me and we always celebrate it in the best way every year. We always find the biggest fireworks display to go to, and always make sure to finish of the night with our own bonfire and a few more fireworks. We make our own toffee apples and get the sparklers out while tucked up in our huge coats and scarfs by the fire.
Do some shopping
Autumn shopping is the best type of shopping whether that be for homeware of for clothes, even for seasonal food, it’s amazing. Spending the whole day out at one of the huge shopping centres, occasionally stopping for a hot drink and a natter is very, very fun. Although, maybe not on your bank card, but who cares, right?
Go on a long woodland walk
I remember doing this when I was younger with my grandma. We’d take out a basket each and collect loads of pine cones, conkers and leaves, take them all back home and make fancy wreaths from everything we’d found. It’s something that I haven’t done since and I’d love to do it again this year.
Start a new TV series
On the flip side of spending the day out, spend the day in. Get your duvet, all your favourite food and binge watch as much TV as you can. Here’s a few of the shows that I recommend, and of course I also recommend binge watching all the Harry Potters too, especially now the days are getting darker and it all seems a bit more magical.